International Seminar On The Yogic Traditions Of India With Special Reference To Jaina Yoga

Posted: 10.11.2006
Updated on: 10.10.2010

International Seminar On The Yogic Traditions Of India
With Special Reference To The Jaina Yoga

7,8,9th December 2006

India International Centre
40, Max Mueller Marg,
New Delhi 110003

Organized by:

Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology
Vijay VaUabh Sniarak Complex, 20" Km. Ci. T. Karnal Road, P.O. Alipur, Delhi 1 100 Hi
Sri Jain Shwetambar Nakoda Parshwanath Teerth,
Nakoda, Mewanagar 544025 (Rajasthan)

Theme of the Seminar

Despite the age-old oral and scriptural tradition, Jaina Yoga has not been discussed very widely. Huge corpus of material on this subject is available waiting to be brought to light. Therefore, it was decided to hold one or more International Seminars on Jaina Yoga so as to highlight the important aspects of Jaina Yoga vis-à-vis other Yogic Traditions of India.

The exclusive literary tradition of Jaina Yoga has evolved through the centuries, beginning with the pioneer works of illustrious Acharyas viz., Umasvati, Haribhadra, Subhachandra and I lemachandra to Upadhyaya Yasbovijayaji. Besides the works of Haribhadra, Hemachandra's Yogashastra is a comprehensive work on the subject. Patanjali's Yogasutra is known worldwide. Buddhist traditions of Yoga also have been popular since the age of the Buddha (6 ' cent. B.C.) Jain Acharyas have reverently and explicitly acknowledged methods of Patanjali's Yogasutras as well as some Buddhist Tantric concepts on the stages of spiritual evolution. Thus there is a wide scope for an updated constructive study and presentation of the Jaina Yoga, which is vibrant with life and activity all over the East and the West.

The importance of Yoga in our life cannot be overemphasized, lt is already shaping the physical, mental and spiritual behaviour of intelligentsia around the world as an essential part of their life and culture. Hence, it is natural and also imperative that an International Seminar be organized to explore and discuss threadbare the various aspects of the rich traditions of Yoga especially in India, namely, its history, methods, philosophy, spirituality, sociology, ethics and soteriology.

This seminar will endeavour to highlight the concept and practices of Jaina Yoga, an integral part of the Jaina way of life, both for monks and householders who synthesize different systems of Yoga; as a way to a happy, healthy and peaceful life free from crime, violence and disharmony.

The seminar will provide an opportunity for comparative study of various yogic traditions along with their exposition based on the original sources preserved in Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Apabhramsha and other regional dialects.

More than 40 specialists in this field from all over India and abroad will present their research papers. The event is expected to place Jain Yoga in its proper place in the firmament of Indian Yogic traditions and also create a wider awareness of this system of Indian Yoga.

Seminar Directors:




Dr. Christopher Key Chappie
Professor, Theological Studies
Loyola Mary Mount University, USA


Dr. Jitendra B. Shah
Director, L D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad




Organizing Committee:


Shri Pratap Bhogilal

Chief Patron


Shri Nirmal Bhogilal






Shri N.P.Jain



Gp.Capt. V.K.Jain

Dy. Chairman


Shri Deven Yashwant



Dr.Dhanesh Jain



Shri S. K.Jain



Shri D.K.Jain



Dr.Shugan Chand Jain






Dr. Balaji Ganorkar

Offtg. Director

Participating Scholars:



Dr. A. Ramulu
Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh
Prof. Atusushi Uno
Prof. Bansidhar Bhatt
Christopher Key Chapple
Dr. D.C. Jain
Dr. D.N. Bhargawa
Prof. G.C. Pandey
Dr. Ian Whicher
Dr. Ishwar Bharadwaj
Dr. Jitendra B. Shab
Dr. Jai Prasad Balodhi
Prof. Kamala Jain
Prof. Knut A. Jacobsen
Dr. Laura Cornell
Prof. Mukul Raj Mehta
Prof. Nalini Balbir
Dr. Oliver Lamers
Prof. Olle Quvarnstron
Prof. Peter Flugel
Prof. Piotr Balcerowic
Dr. R.C. Jain
Dr. R.K. Chhabra
Prof. Ramashankar Tripathy
Dr. Ratna Purohir
Prof. S.R. Vyas
Prof Sagarmal Jain
Dr. Samani Malli Prajnaji
Dr. Samani Mangal Prajnaji
Prof. Shashiprahha Kumar
Shri Shrutiprakash Swami Sadhu
Dr. Shubhada Vanjape
Dr. Shugan Chand Jain
Prof. Vimala Karnataka
Dr. Vijay Kumar Jain
Shri Gani Yashovijayaji



Request to donors

The expected cost for holding the event is in the region of Rs. 12-13 lacs. We have already received co-sponsorship from some prestigious institutions.
Contributions of Rs. 1.00 lac and above will be considered as co-sponsors with suitable display of banners and acknowledgement in the souvenir. All other donations also shall be suitably acknowledged.
If you wish to be a part of this noble cause in the interest of propagating the Jain Religion and Philosophy in the world, please donate generously in this mission. Remittances may please be made in favour of Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology and sent at the address given below:

Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology
Vijay Vallabh Smarak Complex,
20th Km. G. T. Karnal Road,
P. O. Alipur,
Delhi 110 036 INDIA
Tele Fax: 91-11-27202065, 27206630,

All contribution/donations to B. L. Institute of Indology are exempted u/s 80G of I.T.Act

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